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All you need to know about camping during the Ningaloo Eclipse

The Ningaloo Eclipse is a unique astronomical experience and can be seen from one of the most unique parts of the world.  

  • By Rachel Hutton
  • 14th October, 2022

On April 20, 2023, at 11.27am the moon will pass in front of the sun creating a Total Solar Eclipse. Everything will go dark for about 62 seconds and the best place to see this is in the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area.  

Campgrounds in Cape Range National Park and Nyinggulu Coastal Reserves will have front row seats to this spectacular, natural event. 

Here is all you need to know about booking a campsite, caring for this special part of the world and having a safe but enjoyable experience.  

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UPDATE - 16 November 2022

Thank you for your patience while trying to book campsites for the Ningaloo Eclipse today. We acknowledge this has been frustrating and we apologise for the issues you have experienced.

At 3pm 16 November 2022, there was still some availability in the Nyinggulu Coastal Reserves for the 17-22 April 2023 but campgrounds in Cape Range National Park are mostly full.

It is possible that due to cancellations over the next few months, campsites may become available again so please continue to check Park Stay WA.

If you were able to secure a campsite:

  • We recommend familiarising yourself with the online campsite booking Terms and Conditions before you book.  
  • A booking is for one campsite only. You must not have more than one booking and you must camp on that site.  
  • On arrival at the campsite, you will need to show proof of ID with your booking confirmation so be sure to have easily accessible copies with you. You will need to present these before being granted access to the campsite.  
  • Campsites can only be booked on Park Stay WA. Do not purchase a campsite booking from another person or somewhere other than Park Stay WA. You will not be given access to the campsite.   
  • Camping is only permitted in designated, pre-booked campsites.  
  • Campgrounds within Nyinggulu Coastal Reserves are 4WD access only. There are no toilets within these campgrounds, you must carry your own portable chemical cassette toilet. 

A special part of the world

The Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area is made up of the Muiron Islands, Cape Range National Park, Ningaloo Marine Park and Nyinggulu Coastal Reserves.  

These incredible places are known for their diverse habitats, exceptional natural beauty, biodiversity, whale sharks, mega marine life, turtle nesting and a diverse range of plants and animals, some of which are found nowhere else in the world. 

While you’re visiting we ask that you follow the Seven Principles of Leave No Trace to help care for these special places.  

Stay on paths and follow all signage and instructions from Parks and Wildlife staff and Campground Hosts.  

Your safety

When you visit a park, you need to be aware of risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of anyone else in your care. We want you to have an amazing time and arrive home safely too.  

Plan ahead and get more information about your visit to the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area at the Know before you go section on this website. 

For information on how to safely view the Total Solar Eclipse, visit the Ningaloo Eclipse website.  

Download the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area map and visitor guide

Learn more about the Total Solar Eclipse at the Ningaloo Eclipse website. 

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